Poetry on the Move

Poetry on the Move

Going on long drives is one of our favorite things to do as a family.  When Aditi was younger, sitting in the car for long hours was not something she was interested in. We figured playing games would be a good way to keep her engaged.

Trader Joe's Teatime

Trader Joe's Teatime

A few weeks ago, Julie met with a group of Brave Writer families for a Poetry Teatime. They gathered at a Trader Joe's for some laughter, jokes, and of course, lots of poems to read aloud!

Poetry Teatime: Insect Edition

Poetry Teatime: Insect Edition

By Angela Awald

Poetry tea time, also known as poetry-in-pajamas at our house, has become my secret weapon in celebrating each of my children’s unique interests. In a family of our size, it’s easy to see how individual children could get swallowed up into the whole of six. No longer individuals but just part of the group, the crew, the kids. But one intention I’ve always set forth and challenged myself to uphold, is to honor and celebrate each and every one of my children. Often.

My Side of the Mountain Teatime

My Side of the Mountain Teatime

We had a My Side of the Mountain poetry tea (just finished the book and we're almost done with the Arrow). We had chocolate frogs, pumpkins seeds, "sams" salmon sandwiches, apple scones, berries, raspberry cookies, carrot cake, and in the white cups was sassafras tea! 

A Purrfect Poetry Teatime

A Purrfect Poetry Teatime

This will always be remembered as day we invited our cat to Poetry Tea Time. We made cat cookies, and we laughed, and we made good memories. 

Fall Poetry Bonfire

Fall Poetry Bonfire

This is our first year homeschooling a third grader and a pre-k/kindergartener. Today was our first try at Poetry Teatime, and I wanted to share our experience!

A Reason to Use the Fine China

A Reason to Use the Fine China

True enjoyment of poetry was ruined for me as a teen when my high school classmates and I were required to pick poems apart and find all the deep and supposedly hidden meanings that existed. I was always afraid my interpretations would be incorrect, and the poems we read were often depressing. When I learned about Poetry Teatime, I was so inspired to make poetry a positive and memorable experience for my own children.